Race and society
Empathy begins with awareness, knowledge, and understanding. Our librarians selected these resources to illuminate the history of racism in America so we can work toward understanding and equity.
Asian-American resources, guidance, and more
- ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE RESOURCES
- Find resources that have been gathered to help individuals educate others, take action, donate, and more.
- Center for Asian Pacific American Women
- The Center nurtures Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities by expanding leadership, fostering awareness, and more.
- NBC News resources
- Find resources to support Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
- NPR: Codeswitch
- Learn how to start a conversation about anti-Asian racism with family.
Local resource for communities of color
- BASE: BLACK ALLIANCE AND SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT
- BASE provides events, community information-sharing, connection, support, and resources that work towards the well-being and advancement of Black people in Southern Oregon.
- BLACK SOUTHERN OREGON ALLIANCE
- Black Southern Oregon Alliance brings people together to enhance educational and economic opportunities for all Black/African Americans and People of Color.
- COALITION FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
- The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) addresses the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism and inequity of services experienced by our communities.
There’s no question: talking about race can be sensitive.
Racial stereotypes and bias begin at a shockingly young age. It can happen without parental input, just by the racial stereotypes so prevalent in society. As early as six months, a baby’s brain can notice race-based differences, and can internalize racial bias by ages two to four.